Board of Directors

Norman M. Betts (Chairman) (BBA; C.A., 1981; Ph.D., 1992; FCA, 2001)

Norman Betts is an associate professor with the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of New Brunswick. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1999 and served as both Minister of Finance and Minister of Business. Mr. Betts is currently a director of New Brunswick Power Holdings and its subsidiaries, serves on the board of directors of Tembec Inc., and is a director and chairman of Minacs Worldwide Inc., Slam Exploration Ltd., Tan Range Exploration Ltd., Pension Plan for Academic Employees and the Nature Conservancy for the Atlantic region. In addition to teaching, he has held research and administrative positions, including assistant dean of the MBA program and associate dean of the faculty.


Ross Glanville, P.Eng.,
(B.A.Sc., 1970; P.Eng, 1972; MBA, 1974l CGA, 1980)

Ross Glanville specializes in valuations of public and private mineral exploration properties and producing mines. Mr. Glanville is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia and in 1980 he became a member of the Certified General Accountants of B.C. He has written a number of scholarly articles and given many presentations related to the valuation of exploration and mining companies. Some of his articles have been published by the United Nations, the Society of Mining Engineers and by various Canadian magazines and newspapers.

Philip S. Martin (B.Sc. Eng., MBA, P.Eng.)

Philip Martin was recently on the Board of Directors for Nevoro Inc, and as an independent director, he chaired both Nevoro's Audit Committee and its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.  He was also a member of its Compensation Committee and its Environmental Occupational Health & Safety Committee.  Mr. Martin is a professional Engineer with an MBA from Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK, and has extensive experience in the finance and investment business.  He has worked with Toronto Dominion Bank (in corporate banking), Gordon Capital Corporation (analyst and investment banking) and First Associates Investment Inc. (investment banking).  He is currently a director of several mining and exploration companies listed in Canada and acts as a mining finance consultant.

Shirley Mears
(B.Comm. (Hon), Carleton University; Chartered Accountant)

Shirley Mears began her career as Tax Manager, Senior Staff Accountant for Ernst & Young from 1977 to 1983 before joining Mitel Corporation where she was Vice President, Human Resources Canada and Tax from 1983 through 1991 and Vice President and Treasurer from 1992 through 2000. In 2000 she joined Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. where she was responsible for implementing worldwide mergers and acquisitions as Vice President and Treasurer until August, 2003. From October, 2003 until March, 2006, Ms. Mears was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. Ms. Mears currently serves on the board of directors of and is the Chair of the Audit Committee of New Brunswick Power Holding Corporation, a provincial Crown corporation (including all of its wholly owned subsidiaries).